Post by shadynasty on May 6, 2015 23:54:55 GMT
(copied from an email I received)
David Choe Watercolor at Art Auction XVI
To Benefit The Long Beach Museum of Art
We are pleased to announce the upcoming availability of a unique David Choe watercolor painting which will be made available as one of the premiere artworks in Art Auction XVI to benefit the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Titled ‘Ginger’ the work is a large scale watercolor of a female profile created with the bold expression and precision that can be found in all of David Choe’s work. The woman, painted in a supple pose leaning downward with her eyes closed, details a serene sleep-cycle or meditation, while in profile her hair expands into a constellation of circular and oval abstraction, expanding upon the expression of her dreams and vision. The artist, after painting each circular shape, dusted a fine layer of salt on the wet surface which interacted with the color to create a crystalline reaction, absorbing and morphing the flat image into a theater of abstraction. Combined together, the painting presents an interesting dichotomy and juxtaposition between the porcelain and pristine face, the oval abstraction, and the textured white background of the heavyweight watercolor paper. Painted in 2013 and measuring 44 x 34.5 inches framed, the work is signed and dated on the front by the artist.
David Choe is one of the most successful and highly paid artists of his generation. Working in a variety of different mediums, he merges both ancient and contemporary styles of art into an amalgam of creation all his own. Combining graffiti, drawing, collage, watercolor, oil, sculpture and numerous other mediums, each of his works is expressive and denudes a thread of himself, presenting a universal and sometimes brutal honesty with regard to both his person and environment.
Participation with the event supports the Museum’s mission to collect and care for a permanent art collection, present changing exhibitions in a variety of media and to provide engaging educational programming for youth and adults while serving over 12,000 school children and hundreds of families throughout greater Long Beach each year.
Do not miss the chance to own this rare and highly coveted watercolor from the artist’s personal collection.
Please find the work and other available information regarding the benefit auction here: artauction.lbma.org/auctionitem/ginger/